Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2017 hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub. Poured a dark brown with a small sized tan head. Roast, earth, chocolate, and some nuts.
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a murky brown color with slight transparency about it. Light carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Light lace.
The aroma had a great blend of milk chocolate, light biscuits, some white bread, light toast running fully into a clean earthy/grassy hoppiness (light bitterness). Little bit of spiciness. Balanced nuttiness.
The flavor was practically what I have been looking for as far as an English styled brown ale brewed by an American brewer, the sweet to the roast to the spicy to the underscore of bitterness. Aftertaste was softened milk chocolate with earthy to spicy hops. Finish was somewhat spicy clean to earthy hops with the chocolate and biscuits.
The feel was medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Good carbonation about it. ABV sat cool with the ratio of the malt smoothness to the hop bill.
Overall, holy crap, thank you, so much Tim for finding my "Michigan book" full of these brown ales! This was the one! And the peasants rejoiced! firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
Tap. Dark brown. Spotted lacing. Lingering head. Very full body. Nice subtle malt; easy drinking. joshwoodward (575) - - FEB 15, 2014
Had a taste on tap at the brewery. Meh, there’s a strange off flavor here. They said it’s cask, but doesn’t taste it. solidfunk (8954) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours murky brown. Aroma has some hops, some malt. A little lacing. Medium carbonation. Some bitterness in taste. Tap at Hopcat. JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Sample at Dragonmead on 7/23/11. Clear brown pour with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with a bit of roast and earthy hops. Faint malty flavor with some earthy hops on the finish. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Dark ruby mahogany pour with a small ring of white lacing. Caramel, nutty, roast aroma with a hint of brown sugar. Flavor is lots of roasty malt, caramel, slight chocolate, toasted almond and a faint bitterness on the finish. Creamy medium body. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2007
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma, nutty with some caramel. Flavor, caramel, thin and watery, some nutty notes, and some roasty hints. Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Ahhh, a brown ale, one of life’s simple pleasures. This one was as enjoyable as most with a nice roasted malt flavor. Some smoke added an interesting touch. This brown was smoother than most and even creamy in the mouth. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
GTMW sample. Hazy brown body. Dry brown malt aroma. Slightly hoppy (English-style) dry brown malt flavor. A well-made but dull beer.